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Halloween Events in Northern Ireland

Bewitching at any time, nobody does Halloween like Northern Ireland.

Head along to one of our thrilling events for some frightful fun for all the family  Here is just a taster of what's happening around Northern Ireland.

  • Metro Monster Mash, Belfast (31 October).  Head along to the Titanic Slipways for Belfast's biggest Halloween celebration featuring haunting street theatre, fire jugglers, music and a stunning fireworks display.
  • Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival, Derry~Londonderry (main events run 27 October - 2 November).  Europe's biggest Halloween celebration returns with a packed programme, culminating in a magnificent fireworks display and a glorious parade through the city's atmospheric streets.  Other highlights include Chateau le Fear – the House of Horrors at Ebrington, creepy GhostBus tours, night-time markets and five days of Halloween movies.
  • Halloween Howler, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh (28 - 31 October).  Head along to the Share Centre for a host of Halloween treats.  Highlights include Ghost Ship Cruises and Ghost Paddles on Lough Erne, a Haunted Forest Trail, pumpkin carving and a fireworks display.
  • Hallowtides Festival, Newcastle, County Down (31 October).  The seaside town will host a jam-packed calendar of spooky events as part of its annual Halloween celebrations.  Attractions will include live music, a fancy dress competition,  themed float parade and one of the region's largest fireworks displays on the seafront.
  • Halloween Torchlight Tours at the Folk Park, Omagh, County Tyrone (29 - 31 October).  Take a tour of the outdoor museum and its buildings as darkness falls.  Ghost stories, ghouls and witches will keep you on your toes!
  • Fright Night at The Jungle NI, Moneymore, County Londonderry (various dates until 1 November).  If you dare, head along for a Halloween experience to remember as you take a terrifying tour through the woods in the dark of night, with only a lantern to guide the way.  Not for the faint of heart!

Looking for the perfect costume to dress up in?  Take a look at our list of Fancy Dress shops for more information and contact details.

See below for more Halloween events taking place near you.

Just Some Ideas

Crumlin Road Gaol Paranormal Tours - Halloween Special, Belfast

Crumlin Road Gaol has been interconnected with Paranormal Activity since it closed its doors in 1996. There have been sightings, noises and unexplained happenings within the walls that have seen 17 men executed over its 150 year history.

Halloween Concert headlined by Kian Egan, Armagh

Due to the success of the 2013 Halloween concert - organised by the Good Relations Unit in Armagh City and District Council in partnership with the young peer educators and the community connecter’s forum - an even bigger open air concert is planned this year at The Shambles Yard. Come along to see former Westlife star Kian Egan perform alongside support acts ‘The Whistling Donkeys’ and 'Hair O' The Dawg' before the evening ends with a fireworks extravaganza lighting up the night sky at 9.30pm.

Fright Night at The Jungle NI, Moneymore, Magherafelt

Fright Night is an immersive, spine-tingling Halloween adventure not for those faint of heart!  A Hellish Hayride will transport you and your party to The Jungle's cursed forest whose carnivorous depths you must summon your courage to explore.

Armagh Gaol Paranormal Tour, Armagh

Armagh Gaol has been interconnected with paranormal activity since it closed its doors in 1986, although some prison officers and prisoners would suggest this relationship has been longer. Built on an old military barracks there have been sightings, noises and unexplained happenings within the walls that have seen 3 men executed and many more deaths over its 200 year history.

This special edition paranormal tour will take you to the various hot spots of the Gaol where paranormal activity has been reported and the guide will tell you off the harrowing stories associated with these areas.

Jail of Horror II - Halloween Special, Belfast

Get ready to scream your head off at the Jail of Horror! Your worst nightmares will come true as you make your way through the dark and windy wings of this famous Victorian prison that is reputed to be one of the most haunted buildings...

Halloween Family Festival, Holywood

The scariest time of the year is creeping up on us again as we get ready to welcome a host of witches, ghosts and ghouls and all their young apprentices to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

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